USF starting quarterback B.J. Daniels, who was held out of two practices after injuring his hamstring returned to the practice fields on Thursday. Daniels was suited up in pads and participated in passing drills but was limited in running plays. Afterwards Daniels said he felt fine.
"It feels good," Daniels said after practice referring to his sore hamstring
Daniels injury occurred during 11-on 11 drills when he scrambled out of the pocket and when he made a cut to make a defender miss, he slipped and went down awkwardly, and clutched his left hamstring. The Bulls starting QB was on the ground for a few minutes while trainers attended to him, and then watched the remainder of practice with an ice pack wrapped around his leg.
"First off, it was embarrassing to fall in front of you guys," Daniels said while describing what happened. "It felt like a pop a bit," Daniels added about what he felt when it occurred and said he felt good to go on Thursday.
Daniels participated in passing drills and was limited in running, but did do some roll out passes during the first half of practice and afterwards said he felt fine.
"Right now it's sore," said Daniels and I'm just trying to work out a bit of scar tissue, getting treatment, ice and loosening it up a bit, but I'm definitely fine.
With the Bulls scheduled for their first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday,
"I'm not sure, I'm going to continue and go to treatment," said Daniels. "Right now they're playing very safe which I completely understand, but I'm fine."
While not under center, Daniels was able to watch the offense along side of Coach Holtz for the remained of practice and said that was beneficial
"It's even better to watch it with the head man. He and I were having conversations about each play, yesterday and today," said Daniels who liked to see it from coach's point of view. "I don't necessarily go into meetings with him because he's neither my offensive coordinator nor my quarterback coach, so to be back there with him, it definitely helps out a lot."
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